Highlights from the 2018 S&DBA AGM held on 29th January


19 of 24 Clubs were represented.


President - Tross Gibbons.
Hon Treasurer - Chris Ballard.
Hon Secretary - John Morton.
Indoor match Secretary - Paul Songer.
Outdoor Match Secretary - split between Geoff Garland (Fixtures) and Don Davis (player nomination, teams, and day-to-day organisation).
Committee Members - David Ganney and David Gould.


24 Clubs (unchanged).
Entries to Club competitions similar to last year - Yonwin (21), Arthur Hughes (23) and Paston (22).
Membership fees w.e.f. 1/12/2018 - unchanged.


Accounts with Auditors.
£13500 'cash in the bank'.
Loss over the year £657, includes some additional (one-off) costs for trophies.
Coach costs reduced - Hythe; in 2018, only cost should be for Egerton Park as Desborough have visited us.

Match Secretaries

Reduced outdoor program to 10 matches for 2018; first two matches 27th May at Cheam and 6th June at Purley.
Outdoor programme subsequently e-mailed to delegates.
Indoor programme saw Camberley and Arun cancelled due to lack of support - longer journeys and returning at night.


Blesma Ladies Pairs to be introduced this coming season - competition secretary sought. Existing Competition Secretaries continue unchanged – i.e. Yonwin / Arthur Hughes (Tony Josolyne), Paston / Ted Peirce (David Ganney), Blesma Mens Pairs (Peter Gammage) and St Raphael's Mixed Pairs (Don Davis). Attendees urged to encourage their Club's members to enter the Mens, Mixed and Ladies Pairs competitions in 2018.

Bowling Attire

We hope to introduce a coloured (red) polo shirt [as worn for last two years on S&DBA Tour] to replace "Whites" for indoor and outdoor matches. Exact details of implementation to be worked on; need to contact Surrey / Bowls England regarding shirt colour.

2018 SDBA President's Tour

Based in Derby, 22-28th July. Contact David Gould as soon as possible with your applications.


Concerns raised about catering provided for indoor matches.

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